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Best practices, 10-year strategic plan before Sumter Liberty STEAM board

A new program partnership and building toward the future highlight the discussion before Liberty STEAM Charter School's founding Board of Directors on Monday at its regularly scheduled meeting. Liberty administrator Trevor Ivey posted the meeting … more

Crosswell Drive principal is top-3 finalist for state honor

One of Sumter School District's principals has been named a finalist for state principal of the year for their grade level. The South Carolina Association of School Administrators recently announced that Crosswell Drive Elementary School … more

Manning High's Catherine Wilson wins Morris College November Counselor of the Month

This is the second in the 2021-22 Counselor of the Month contest series, now in its second year. Presented by Morris College, the public is asked to nominate their favorite high school guidance counselor in public and private schools throughout … more

Sumter High's Lemon honored as Counselor of the Month for October contest

Tiffany Lemon, a guidance counselor at Sumter High School, was recognized on Thursday for winning Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College, for October. She is pictured here with Christopher Hall, management specialist at Morris College. … more

Laurence Manning Academy honor roll - Fall 2021

The following students were recognized at Laurence Manning Academy for the first quarter of 2021-22: 2021-22 First Quarter Headmaster List SECOND GRADE Bateman Brunson - Capers DuBose, Bennett Jordan, Blythe Lee, Nikki Natale Annette … more

Vote now for November's Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College

Voting is now open to name The Sumter Item's November Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College. The finalists have been chosen, and the public can vote once per day, no subscription necessary, for their favorite high school guidance … more

Scott's Branch grads, others in Clarendon, Lee eligible for new college scholarships

Students in Clarendon County interested in furthering their education can apply for financial assistance through three new scholarship programs. Clarendon 4 officials introduced a scholarship to honor the legacy of the Rev. Joseph DeLaine and … more

Dr. Rose H. Wilder Elementary to retain name; some in Summerton wanted reversal to name honoring Briggs v. Elliott plaintiffs

A year-long controversy about restoring a Summerton elementary school's old name is trending again after Clarendon School District 4 officials announced their decision about the matter Monday. Clarendon School District 4 Board of Trustees voted … more

Sumter School District committee says school zoning options about more equitable lines

Low-enrollment schools. No overcrowded schools. A plan to move students from the bigger schools to the smaller schools to create not a larger number of smaller schools, but "more efficient and equitable schools." Those are highlights from Sumter … more

'Family is mighty': Sumter family honors 1st ancestral award recipient

Driven by the resilience of their ancestors, a Sumter family awarded their first-ever Ancestral and Still I Rise Award recipient with a plaque on Nov. 1. Claudette James and her cousin Maya … more

Sumter's Ragin Preparatory Christian Academy opens new STEM lab

Ragin Preparatory Christian Academy held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for its campus' newest addition, an iSTEM lab. "Technology has always been about tomorrow, but tomorrow is coming faster and faster and faster," Head of School … more

Best-selling author Lucado at Wilson Hall on Wednesday

Best-selling author, pastor and speaker Max Lucado will be at Wilson Hall on Wednesday as part of the school's annual Mission Series. The event will be at the Nash Student Center and begin at 7 p.m., according to Wilson Hall Headmaster Fred … more

Nominations being accepted for Counselor of the Month presented by Morris College

Nominations are now being accepted for The Sumter Item's Counselor of the Month contest for November, presented again for this second school year by Morris College. Nominate your favorite public or private high school guidance counselor online at … more

Sumter mentoring program tours Morris College

Prospective college students participating in a local mentoring organization got an inside look at Morris College on Oct. 29. Fifteen boys and teenagers from the Diamond Effect Mentor Program visited the local college to get exposed to higher … more

Sumter School District Board's Facilities and Finance committees meet this week

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has two committee meetings on the calendar this week. The board's Facilities Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday the board's Finance Committee will meet at 6 p.m., according to … more

Sumter school board plans to bring in realignment consultant twice

Sumter School District's realignment project consultant is on the calendar now to visit Sumter in December and February for two blocks of in-person public information sessions on rezoning school attendance lines. Originally, the district's … more

Kingsbury Elementary in Sumter receives clothing through Operation Refresh

PHOTOS PROVIDED Kingsbury Elementary School Nurse Joan White was surprised with a special delivery by a generous group of ladies known as the Faithful Fantastic Four. Erica Ballier, Patricia Wheeler, Patricia Williams and Sharry Williams … more

Sumter High's Tiffany Lemon wins Morris College October Counselor of the Month

This is the first in the 2021-2022 Counselor of the Month contest series. Presented by Morris College, the public is asked to nominate their favorite high school guidance counselor in public and private schools throughout Sumter, Clarendon and Lee … more

Clarendon School District 4 introduces communication app ParentSquare

Clarendon School District 4 Board of Trustees introduced a new form of school-to-home communication in the district. District 4 informed community members about ParentSquare, a new free mass communication system that engages conversation between … more

Vote now for October's Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College

Voting is now open to name The Sumter Item's October Counselor of the Month, presented by Morris College. Three finalists have been chosen, and the public can vote once per day, no subscription necessary, for their favorite high school guidance … more
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